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21 Things Flight Attendants Don't Want You to Know

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Old May 27, 19, 10:23 pm
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21 Things Flight Attendants Don't Want You to Know

Can any flight attendants assuage my fears after reading this terrible article?

15. We Might Not Want to Eat What You’re Eating . . .

An aircraft galley (where the FA’s hang out) is an extremely hectic place that, depending on the aircraft, is often cramped. This doesn't happen often, but once in a blue moon we do drop food on the galley floor, like a bread roll, and then brush it off and serve it to you.

Many of the airlines have cut back so much on service that what little food we have to offer (if any) must be served carefully. There are usually no “extras” to go around on a lot of trips. When we drop food on the galley floor due to turbulence, we can't replace it.

No flight attendant will come out and admit this but it does happen (though some FA’s never see it because it’s fairly rare). We would rather feel guilty about serving you something we dropped instead of having you write a letter to the airline, complaining that you were not fed. Those letters go into our file and can cost us our job.


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Old May 27, 19, 10:36 pm
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I'm not a FA, but I have seen this happen on a recent first class trip where dinner was served. A fork was dropped on the floor, FA picked it up, and put it back on the plate.
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Wah, wah, wah......sounds like the life of most business travelers sadly.

Not only do we have to deal with the flight, delays, being a jungle fighter when things go wrong (ahem, AA) but we also have to be on our game and hit the ground running for business meetings while the FAs go to their hotels for rest.

Also flight crews CHOOSE to commute if they are not in their base city so itís not the customers problem.

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Never get much food on a plane. Especially anything unwrapped. But, stuff happens, and this is why we have immune systems.
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Originally Posted by dmac7273 View Post
I'm not a FA, but I have seen this happen on a recent first class trip where dinner was served. A fork was dropped on the floor, FA picked it up, and put it back on the plate.
Noooooo! If I am paying thousands for a ticket, I would at least expect basic hygiene practices.
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Anyone else feel like weíre living in a clickbait world with this thread title? Of course, I did click on it...
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Originally Posted by bitterproffit View Post
Never get much food on a plane. Especially anything unwrapped. But, stuff happens, and this is why we have immune systems.
Iím glad Iím not a germaphobe.
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And this surely never happens in any restaurant????
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Noooooo! If I am paying thousands for a ticket, I would at least expect basic hygiene practices.
5 second rule, obviously.
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Do the nachos/bread you didn't eat go back to the kitchen? How about the butter? How about the uneaten rice in a Chinese or Thai or other restaurants?
I have seen napkins, if they are not crumpled, put back.
In a fancy bar in Miami, I saw the bartender mixing left over drinks together in to a new bottle (to my horror in the restroom!). The patrons were so drunk, I didn't expect anyone to know.
In another fancy restaurant, I saw wine bottles without the label! I guess, you can have any vintage wine or brand you want, custom made!
I had the privilege of sitting in the kitchen of a nationally known restaurant. Saw food being dropped all the time but didn't pay attention to note whether they ended up on the table.
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Originally Posted by Gynob001 View Post
In a fancy bar in Miami, I saw the bartender mixing left over drinks together in to a new bottle (to my horror in the restroom!).
Are you sure he wasn't just picking up after people? It's common to pour everything into one glass and stack the cups.
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Originally Posted by bitterproffit View Post
Never get much food on a plane. Especially anything unwrapped. But, stuff happens, and this is why we have immune systems.
And the more frequent it happens, the stronger your immune system becomes
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Originally Posted by Jaimito Cartero View Post

5 second rule, obviously.
Science and the 5 second rule:

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Originally Posted by apodo77 View Post

Iím glad Iím not a germaphobe.
I was just about to post the exact same thing, lol.
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